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If you’d like your event on the RNA calendar, please email board@my-rna.org or tech@my-rna.org.

If you wish to express your concerns regarding any of these applications, per the City, you should contact the License Division by email at license@milwaukee.gov or send a letter to the License Division at 200 E. Wells St., Room 105, Milwaukee, WI 53202. The email or letter should include the following: Your name, Your mailing address, The specific reason for your concerns. If the email or letter is received in a timely manner, you will receive notification when the application will be scheduled before the appropriate Common Council committee for review and hearing. You may also wish to call your local Alderperson at (414) 286-2221 to discuss your concerns. If you have any other questions, please call the City Clerk License Division at (414) 286-2238.


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2015 RNA Board of Directors:


Sukey Pett


Judie Papadakis


Peg Karpfinger


Saul Newton

At Large:


Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Location: Gordon Park Pavilion – 2828 N. Humboldt Ave.

January Agenda


Future meetings schedule:

Feb 11th, 2015

March 11th, 2015

April 8th, 2015

If you have any questions or would like to be added to the agenda for an upcoming meeting,
Contact: board@my-rna.org

Anyone living in Riverwest is invited and encouraged to attend the monthly General Meetings. There is no cost for membership.

Usually 10-20 people come to each meeting and we talk about all sorts of stuff related to the neighborhood, such as improving safety, protecting the Milwaukee River, local business openings and closures, upcoming events and opportunities, and more.

Any resident is welcome to take part in the discussions or to just sit back and listen. Either way, it’s a good chance to get to know some of the people who are active in our community, to learn more about the local resources available to you as a resident of Riverwest, and to take part in the decisions we make together about our neighborhood.

Unlike other neighborhood associations, RNA requires no dues for membership. Any resident can make announcements, make motions for the group to discuss and/or vote on, propose items for the next meeting, propose changes to the Bylaws, and take part in any votes that come up during a meeting.

Hope to see you there!


Mailing Groups

In order to join our mailing groups (RNA Mail and Riverwest Chatter) please send an email to rnamail+subscribe@googlegroups.com for RNA Mail or riverwest-chatter+subscribe@googlegroups.com for Riverwest Chatter.



Neighbors are strongly encouraged to come to all the various interest group meetings to inquire, offer ideas, help and volunteer for projects planned by any and all interest groups within RNA!
2011 RNA Member Survey Results
Here are the results of the survey. Please look them over and consider how the RNA can best use this information to help prioritize our goals for the next year.

General Riverwest boundaries:
Capitol Drive to the North
Milwaukee River to the East & South
Richards Street to the West


December  2014
Events on December 1, 2014
  • RNA Safety Committee Meeting
    Starts:2 weeks
    Starts:December 1, 2014 - 7:00 pm
    Ends: December 1, 2014 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Colectivo Coffee - Humboldt Blvd, 2999 N Humboldt Blvd, Milwaukee, WI, United States
Events on December 9, 2014
  • General Membership Meeting
    Starts:1 week
    Starts:December 9, 2014 - 7:00 pm
    Ends: December 9, 2014 - 9:00 pm
    Location: 2828 N Humboldt Blvd, Milwaukee, WI, United States
    Description: General Meetings are always held the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Everyone who lives, works, and/or owns a business in Riverwest is welcome to attend.
  • UWM Jazz Ensemble Program Open Jam/ Sketch Group
    Starts:1 week
    Starts:December 9, 2014 - 7:00 pm
    Ends: December 9, 2014 - 9:00 pm
    Location: 926 E Center St, Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA
Events on December 13, 2014
  • Opening Roy Staab One Man Show
    Starts:6 days
    Starts:December 13, 2014 - 6:00 pm
    Ends: December 13, 2014 - 9:00 pm
    Location: 926 E Center St, Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA
  • Opening Roy Staab One Man Show
    Starts:6 days
    Starts:December 13, 2014 - 6:00 pm
    Ends: December 13, 2014 - 9:00 pm
    Location: 926 E Center St, Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA
Events on December 16, 2014
  • Sketch Group
    Starts:3 days
    Starts:December 16, 2014 - 7:00 pm
    Ends: December 16, 2014 - 9:00 pm
    Location: 926 E Center St, Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA
Events on December 19, 2014
  • Riverwest Radio Activist Party Important Announcement / Fundrasier
    Starts:13 hours
    Starts:December 19, 2014 - 7:00 pm
    Ends: December 19, 2014 - 11:00 pm
    Location: 926 E Center St, Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA

Current News & Happenings

Riverwest Neighborhood Association Board shared Erika P. Wolf's photo. ...

It's critical that we see gathering in the park as the opportunity to meet our neighbors, share our outrage and our solidarity, and make a collective public statement that we will not be alone and silent in fear. Most importantly, let's identify best practices in community safety and security which we can put into action immediately.

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Hope to see this place PACKED tomorrow!!! ...

Winter RRRAGS 2014 - Light Up Riverwest

December 14, 2014, 12:00pm - December 14, 2014, 5:00pm

Polish Falcons Nest 725 Milwaukee

LIGHT UP Riverwest RRRAGS is a great local event which raises money to purchase art supplies and art programing for children in the Central City Neighorhoods of Riverwest and Harambe. In the past we have supported material costs for art supplies for Fratney Peirce St School, Riverwest Artists Association, Skyline and Milwaukee Public Theatre. This group of vendors is comprised of local artists, cooperatives and small business owners who live in Riverwest, Harambe or the near East Side, many of whom depend on their art for their sole income. The fair focuses on local and recycled items. And while you will find art-i-facts you will also find practical and useful items. All of the RRRAGS vendors display handmade, upcycled, recycled and repurposed items made right here in the United States work. That is what the Riverwest neighborhood is all about! Please join us for this neighborhood community event. Have some fun this holiday season and get your family and friends something that shows your appreciation for the life you share with them, but at the same time is a statement to your commitment to a sustainable lifestyle by supporting local artists and giving to a great cause all the while enjoying adult beverages at the Historic Falcon Bowl (did we mention that Lynn Okopinski makes one of the best Bloody Mary's in Milwaukee). Support Sustainable local artwork and practical items. Be a part of the solution, care for the EARTH, buy local, buy Riverwest! The Falcon Bowl 801 E. Clarke Street Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212 $3 admission also buys 3 raffle tickets - you can purchase as many additional tickets as you like! Check us out at www.rrrags.com Thank you!

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We graciously welcome the new 2015 BOD! Looking forward to getting things done this year!!! ...

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Riverwest Neighborhood Association Board added a new photo. ...

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District 5 open house, happening TONIGHT! ...

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